Fans of the original 1980s sci-fi movie Blade Runner have dubbed November as Blade Runner Month
That’s as it was pointed out the much loved Ridley Scott classic is no longer set in the future.
A fan of the film tweeted out a short clip, commenting: “Blade Runner has officially become a movie set in modern-day.”
It’s Blade Runner Month! pic.twitter.com/1toQu9KlfP
— Goldeneye32X (@Goldeneye32X) November 1, 2019
Starring Harrison Ford and Sean Young, and released in 1982, the original film was set in Los Angeles in November 2019.
This syncing of the timeline with our present-day reality means that the film is no longer as futuristic as it appears.
— Jake (@itsjacob1404) November 1, 2019
In the film, people dress in futuristic outfits, some with surreal make-up, which has inspired fans to suggest that everybody should dress in similar garb throughout November.
Its now November, so we have to dress like everyone in Blade Runner now.
— Daniel (@tilibro_) November 1, 2019
Blade Runner enthusiasts have also observed that the sci-fi gadgets and technology in the film are much more exciting than the ones in the real November 2019.
— Rocky Karlage (@rockyohio) November 2, 2019
One fan hailed the film as “optimistic”, claiming that present-day Los Angeles should have “abundant rain” and “noodle stands on every corner” just like the film. Sounds a bit more like Capel Street tbh.
— Oliver Warden (@oliver_warden) November 1, 2019
A list of the most unrealistic aspects about Blade Runner, compared to the real November 2019 reads:
– the capability to nope oneself clear off the planet
– apparent housing oversupply
– noodle stands on every corner
– resurgence of noir era fashion
– abundant rain in LA
The sequel to the film, Blade Runner 2049, was released in 2017 and stars Harrison Ford reprising his role from the original, as well as Ryan Gosling and Jared ‘bit nuts’ Leto.